Date: Mon, 6 Mar 1995 17:21:36 -0800 From: THOMAS CLARK Subject: Re: AWFUL OFFAL On Mon, 6 Mar 1995, Donald M. Lance wrote: > Out of curiosity I consulted several dictionaries to see how 'offal' is > listed. Most listed two pronunciations for 'offal', one with "short o" sound > [a] and one with the "aw" sound. A couple of 1950s dictionaries used the > vowel sound in 'order' for this word and for 'awful'. All gave entries > that would indicate homophony for at least some speakers. DMLance > I'm sure I've heard "orful" from hyperubanized 1950s speakers :-) Cheers, tlc